Mayank Yadav injury update: What we know so far about LSG's 150kmph-breaching seamer's fitness

LSG will not use Mayank against KKR at Eden Gardens on April 14

Lucknow Super Giants fast bowler Mayank Yadav | AFP Lucknow Super Giants fast bowler Mayank Yadav | AFP

Young pace sensation Mayank Yadav in all likelihood will miss Lucknow Super Giants' next IPL match against Delhi Capitals at home on April 12. Yadav, 21, left the field after bowling just one over against Gujarat Titans on Sunday. When he came to bowl in the fourth over of Titans' chase of 164, he could cross the 140 kmph-mark only twice in the over before walking off the field with the team physio -- leaving cricket fans across the country concerned. Here is what you need to know about the fitness of the young seamer, who is undoubtedly the find of the tournament so far.

  • Why is Mayank Yadav special? Mayank, who made his IPL debut against Punjab Kings in this IPL, had taken six wickets from two matches before limping out in the third game. He made an instant impression with his ability to breach the 150 kmph mark effortlessly. In his second IPL match against Royal Challengers Bengaluru, the right-arm fast bowler took three for 14 and also bowled a 156.7 kmph delivery, the fastest of this IPL. Mayank bettered his own mark of 155.8 delivery that he bowled against the Punjab outfit in the previous match.
  • What happened to Mayank Yadav? According to LSG CEO Vinod Bisht, Mayank Yadav has suffered an abdominal niggle which will require monitoring over the week.
  • Mayank Yadav rested: Mayank felt soreness in the lower abdominal area and the team has decided to reduce his workload just to be on the safe side. Thus, LSG will include the youngster as a non-starter when they meet Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on April 14.
  • When will Mayank Yadav return to action? LSG didn't mention which game exactly is going to Mayank's comeback fixture. "We hope to see him soon on the field", Vinod Bisht's statement said.

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  • Mayank Yadav's history with injuries: It must be noted that Mayank has been able to play only one first-class game in two seasons since his senior debut and this season missed the entire Ranji Trophy tournament due to a side strain developed while bowling to a senior India player during the personal net session before the start of the first-class season. 


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